The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions

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Pleasant Company, 2002 - Psychology - 106 pages
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The Feelings Book is the emotional counterpart to the best-selling The Care & Keeping of You. It takes pretty scary questions-"Is it okay to feel this way? Am I normal?" and answers them in a friendly and understandable way. When girls are younger, their feelings seem simple--happy, sad, angry, mad--there isn't much to it. But as they get older, they may feel as if they're on emotional rollercoasters. Feelings get more complex and moods start swinging. This title helps girls learn to deal with their feelings. They'll get tips, how-to's, and straightforward advice on expressing feelings, understanding them, and handling them. Topics covered include: Sweaty Palms and Knocking Knees, Why Do You Cry?, Feeling Out of Control, Sorting it Out, Feeling Positive, Reaching Out to Others, Includes a section with strategies for coping with specific emotions (fear, anxiety, jealousy, anger, loneliness, sadness, grief, feeling safe). The overriding message is that if you learn about your feelings you can keep them from spinning out of control. You can be in the driver's seat--and that makes the ride on the rollercoaster a whole lot easier.

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User Review  - michelleskids - Target

My 9 yr old was having some fear of sucess at school and the guidence counselor suggested this book. We both read it and we've talked a lot about how everyone has the same feelings but some can handle them and this book really helped. Read full review

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User Review  - ShopALot - LibraryThing

The Feeling Book is a wonderful book that could help girls with their emotions. This book helps girls to understand that their emotions are very normal to be up one moment and then crash down the next ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Dr. Lynda Madison is a licensed psychologist and Director of Family Support and Psychological Services at Children's Hospital, Omaha, and is an Associate Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Creighton University Medical School. She is the author of American Girl Library's The Feelings Book, and one of the contributing authors of Pleasant Company's parenting book, What I Wish You Knew: Letters from our Daughter's Lives, and Expert Advice on Staying Connected (Pleasant Company, 2001). She is also the author of Parenting with Purpose (Andrews McMeel, 1998) and Keep Talking: A Mother-Daughter Guide to the Preteen years (Andrews McMeel, 1999). Dr. Madison has provided child and family therapy for over 20 years. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of family relationships and adolescent girls. She particularly enjoys providing entertaining, interactive workshops for mothers and daughters. She has appeared on the Today Show, Great Day America, Lifestyle Magazine, and MSNBC, and consults on a variety of parenting topics for She and her husband live in Omaha, Nebraska with their two daughters.

Bonnie Timmons is an award-winning illustrator who drew all the cartoons for NBC's long-running hit Caroline in the City. Her editorial work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Outside, and other national magazines and newspapers, and she has done print and animated campaigns for AT&T, McDonald's, Quilted Northern, Land's End, and other companies. She lives on a farm outside of Philadelphia, with her husband and a personal menagerie that includes an ever-changing cast of horses.

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